Insights from Kyoto – Japan – Asia
Non-profit, unique all-volunteer-based quarterly, founded 1986.
Screen-friendly digital magazine (recent issues designed for iPad too) available by single issue or very affordable yearly subscription; occasional special print editions.
Back issues (print) available. Free sample issue (KJ 73) download on home page.
Active website and Facebook presence.

Kyoto Journal‘s subject matter is not limited to one city as the title may suggest. It reaches far beyond the borders of Japan’s former imperial capital, and aspires to be a gateway to understanding and appreciation of diversity, lifestyles, cultures and societies in all of Asia. Each edition is interdisciplinary in its approach and includes interviews, travel reports, poetry and prose, photo-essays, original illustrations, translations, as well as book and film reviews. They combine to give the reader a holistic point-of-view of selected topics. The journal is a forum for renowned journalists, creative writers, academics, poets and visionary thinkers who offer reflections on current issues that are relevant within Japanese and other Asian contexts… The overall content is refreshingly balanced and free of political opinionating, convoluted critique and academic analysis.”
Alexander Klemm, 2009, Asian Journal of Literature, Culture and Society


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